Explore the Mini Beasts

Discover the glowing Mini Beasts, complete our trail for instant prizes and enjoy live entertainment + offers!

This winter the Mini Beasts have crawled into Eastland for a glowing and interactive experience the whole family can enjoy.

With four Australian insects to find, be sure to collect your Discovery Trail Map from the Guest Services desk on Level 2 outside Peter Alexander, or the Valet desk on Level B1 so you can be sure to locate each beast. Plus, find five hidden insects across some of your favourite store windows throughout Eastland and win a BONUS prize such as free Strike Bowling or Holey Moley passes to enjoy!

Complete the trail and return to the desk to collect your instant prize, a Golden Book edition of ‘Bugs’* to take home this winter. 
*While stocks last.


Mini Beast Locations

  • The Swallowtail Butterfly: Level One, outside Myer and Commonwealth Bank
  • The Humble Bumble Bee: Level Two, outside H&M and Bailey Nelson
  • The Chirping Cicada: Level Two, outside Big W
  • The Jumping Jack Spider: Level Two, outside Country Road and Cupcake Central


Win a Puffing Billy Family Pass

All families who complete the Trail Map by visiting each of the four Mini Beast locations and filling in the codewords will go in the running to win one of six family prize packs for Puffing Billy Railway, valued at $150 each. With one to give away every week, make sure you pack your binoculars and find all the hidden beasts this winter at Eastland by returning your map to the Guest Services team!

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Kids' Corner

Want to meet our Mini Beast friends and create some DIY fun at home? Visit the Mini Beasts Kids’ Corner and discover how they interact, plus unique tidbits about the insects here!


Roving Entertainment

Keep an eye out for our roving Mini Beasts friends who will be soaring through the malls each weekend on Level 2 outside H&M!

Meet our buzzing bee, spotted lady bug, praying mantis or the magnificent butterfly as they roam on stilts and engage with critters of every age and size!

Did we also mention we have our friends from Ruccis Circus performing their flow fans and isis wing acrobatics, for the family to enjoy?

Entertainment Timetable 

Date

Discovery Trail Map to win your instant prize!

Entertainment: Stilt Walkers
Location: Level 2 outside H&M

Entertainment: Roving Circus
Location: Level 2 outside H&M

Entertainment: Face Painting

Location: Level 2 outside H&M

Kids Workshops:

Saturday 8 May

9am to 5pm

12pm to 3pm: Bumble Bees

1pm to 3pm: Acrobatics

11am to 2pm: Face painting

 

Sunday 9 May

10am to 5pm

 

 

 

 

Saturday 15 May

9am to 5pm

 

 

 

10.30am to 11am: Artisan Home Mini Beasts Painting Workshops

Sunday 16 May

10am to 5pm

12pm to 3pm: Praying Mantis

1pm to 3pm: Acrobatics

11am to 2pm: Face painting

 

Wednesday 19 May

9am to 5.30pm

 

 

 

6pm to 8pm: Mini Beasts Photography Experience by Camera House

Saturday 22 May

9am to 5pm

12pm to 3pm: Lady Bugs

1pm to 3pm: Acrobatics

11am to 2pm: Face painting

10.30am to 11am: Artisan Home Mini Beasts Painting Workshops

Sunday 23 May

10am to 5pm

 

 

 

 

Monday 24 May

9am to 5.30pm

 

 

 

10am to 10.30am: Storytime by Realm for Mini&Me members

Friday 28 May

9am to 9pm

 

 

 

10am to 10.30am: Storytime by Realm for Mini&Me members

Saturday 29 May

9am to 5pm

 

 

 

10.30 to 11am: Artisan Home Mini Beasts Painting Workshops

Sunday 30 May

10am to 5pm

12pm to 3pm: Bumble Bees

1pm to 3pm: Acrobatics

11am to 2pm: Face painting

 

Saturday 5 June

9am to 5pm

12pm to 3pm: Butterflies

1pm to 3pm: Acrobatics

11am to 2pm: Face painting

 

Sunday 6 June

10am to 5pm

 

 

 

 

Saturday 12 June

9am to 5pm

 

 

 

 

Sunday 13 June

10am to 5pm

12pm to 3pm: Praying Mantis

1pm to 3pm: Acrobatics

11am to 2pm: Face painting

 



Special offers and competitions

Mini Beasts Photography Experience by Camera House
Join Ringwood Camera House and Nanlite to photograph the Mini Beasts installations at Eastland! This opportunity will help you capture WOW images of the mini beasts using unique lighting.
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Toyworld's Mini Beasts Colouring Competition
Collect and colour in your special Mini Beasts colouring sheet and go in the draw to win one of three awesome toy hampers! Plus you'll find all Toyworld staff members dressed as spectacular insects!
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Artisan Home Mini Beasts Painting Workshops
Paint a special mini beasts plaster mould in the shape of your favourite insect to take home! From butterflies to spiders to ladybugs, there’s something for all your little ones to paint!
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Storytime for Mini&Me Members with Realm Library
Join Sarah from Realm Library for stories and rhymes all about Mini Beasts! Plus take the fun home with you with your own Mini Beasts activity.
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Goldeluck's Ladybug Doughnut
Visit the team at Goldeluck's and taste the limited edition ladybug doughnut this winter!

Ladybug muffin by Muffin Break
Try the limited edition ladybug muffin from our friends at Muffin Break today! They're almost too cute to eat!*
*available on Saturdays and Sundays only.


Stay tuned for details and circle a date from 7 May to 18 June and be sure to enjoy the safari of fun at Eastland!